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What are the symptoms of myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs)?

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Signs that you have a myeloproliferative disorder (MPD) include:

Major complications of these disorders include:

  • Fatigue
  • Itchy skin
  • Night sweats
  • Bone pain
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Excessive bleeding, which can happen with a minor cut, bruising or when capillaries break under the skin
  • Blood clots (thrombosis)
  • The disease changing into leukemia

SOURCES:

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Myeloproliferative Disorder,” “Myeloproliferative Disorder Facts,” Myeloproliferative Disorder Symptoms,” “Myeloproliferative Disorder Diagnosis.”

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Chronic myeloproliferative disorders.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Myeloproliferative Disorders Signs and Symptoms,” “Myeloproliferative Disorders Treatment.”

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: “Treatment Options.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “Myeloproliferative Disorder.”

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: “Overview of Myeloproliferative Disorders.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Myeloproliferative Diseases,” Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®) Patient Version.”

MPN Voice: “What Causes MPNs?”

Univeristy of California San Francisco: " Myeloproliferative Disorders Treatment."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2019

SOURCES:

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: “Myeloproliferative Disorder,” “Myeloproliferative Disorder Facts,” Myeloproliferative Disorder Symptoms,” “Myeloproliferative Disorder Diagnosis.”

National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center: “Chronic myeloproliferative disorders.”

University of California San Francisco Medical Center: “Myeloproliferative Disorders Signs and Symptoms,” “Myeloproliferative Disorders Treatment.”

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance: “Treatment Options.”

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: “Myeloproliferative Disorder.”

Merck Manual, Consumer Version: “Overview of Myeloproliferative Disorders.”

National Cancer Institute: “Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Diagnosis and Treatment of Myeloproliferative Diseases,” Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms Treatment (PDQ®) Patient Version.”

MPN Voice: “What Causes MPNs?”

Univeristy of California San Francisco: " Myeloproliferative Disorders Treatment."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2019

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